Saskatchewan monitors for aquatic invasive species and takes the following steps to prevent them from entering the province’s lakes and water bodies.
- It is illegal to import, possess or transport high-risk aquatic species, including invasive mussels.
- Provincial regulations allow conservation officers to inspect, quarantine and decontaminate watercraft known or suspected to contain invasive species.
Federal regulations allow Canada Border Security Agency officers to check private and commercial watercraft entering the province from the United States.
- The province raises public awareness and educates watercraft operators on risks and prevention.
- Provincial watershed groups help to monitor for zebra mussels and assist with Clean, Drain, Dry education.
- The province works with other agencies and jurisdictions to coordinate inspection and other prevention measures.